Big leaguer with an annual salary of 36.1 billion laments “Send booing to his real mother”

May 26, 2023 0 Comments

Trey Turner (30) was the top star of Team USA in the last WBC (World Baseball Classic). He led the way to the final with a big hit in the ninth batting order. Although he finished runner-up, he tied with Lee Seung-yeop for the most home runs in a single WBC tournament with five home runs.

Philadelphia Phillies fans were excited. This is because Turner joined the team with an 11-year, 300 million dollar (approximately 397.2 billion won, annual salary of 36.1 billion won) worth of free agent (FA) contract last offseason.

However, his expectations soon turned to disappointment. Although it has been two months since the start of the season, the bat of the new starting shortstop has cooled down unlike in the WBC.

With a batting average of 0.251, 4 home runs, and 11 RBIs, Turner, who started in a home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 25th (Korean time), lethargicly retreated in the first four at-bats. However, after joining the Phillies in the bottom of the ninth, he delivered his most impressive hit. He hit a two-run home run to take the game into overtime. Thanks to his tying run, the Phillies recovered and scored one more run in the 10th inning to win 6-5.

According to USA Today, Turner was asked in a post-game media interview about how, in the bottom of the seventh inning, he struck out on a swing after being tricked by a one-bound outside slider and was booed by home fans.

In response, Turner responded that her mother had raised her strictly from an early age and that her mother “prepared me for anything that could happen in baseball.” He revealed that he even listened to his mother’s booing.

“In fact,메이저사이트 my mother texted me and said, ‘All but the fourth at-bat was a good game.’ I said, ‘Yeah, it wasn’t a good game,’ and my mother said, ‘I booed myself too.’”

There are often cases where you fall into a slump and come back to life with a ‘big thing’.

However, Turner’s home run should be seen as a sudden shot rather than an inflection point. It was because he was silent again with no hits in 5 at-bats against the Atlanta Braves the next day (26th). The batting average for the season was further lowered to 0.244.

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